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RESPECT JAMAICA! (Inspired By @VerzuzOnline’s “Bounty Killa Vs Beenie Man” Battle)


As I watched last night’s Verzuz Battle between Dancehall LEGENDS Bounty Killa and Beenie Man, I just felt inspired to write something. This may not be in the written style that grace popular International Media outlets, but sometimes you just have to write what you feel. – Wade Haye

Last night, nearly 500,000 people witnessed the clash of two giants in Jamaica’s music culture on Instagram. With close to 4 million views shared across other Social Media platforms, the beauty of it is that it was hosted in Jamaica, held in a Jamaican Studio, and through Jamaican Internet, and it was almost perfect! If you grew up during the beginning or peak of their careers, you know that Bounty and Beenie clashing a nuh normal ting. With Beenie Man celebrating over 40 years as a performer with Bounty Killa having over 30, a 20 song battle wouldn’t do this event justice. They further proved that when they kicked off a couple medleys throughout the over 2 hour long event. For those who are unaware (it’s ok), Hip Hop Producer/Mogul Swizz Beatz and Hip Hop Producer Timbaland kicked off their “Verzuz” battle series a few weeks ago. With the Covid 19 pandemic causing many to stay inside and be entertained by online offerings, Verzuz was made to highlight classic Artists, Producers, and Songwriters along with their timeless catalogues. So far, they’ve presented battles between Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, The-Dream and Sean Garrett, Neyo and Johnta Austin, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Lil Jon and T-Pain and others to the delight of many worldwide. Last night’s matchup however, was one that educated many, showcased classic Riddims and tracks, put Jamaica on the map even more, shook viewers with the BLACK GREEN AND GOLD, and will be an unforgettable experience for others.

Verzuz: Jamaica Edition started off in an authentic style with DJs Kurt Riley and Richie Dwarming” up the patrons with various Dancehall/Reggae mixes. Then the floor was open for two former foes/brothers for life to go toe to toe with the hits. In true and proper Jamaican manner, we started with the National Anthem. The stories behind most tracks before letting them loose was a joy to listen to. For those who lived through the 90s, you know Dancehall/Hip Hop collabs were very welcomed, and International collabs were (still is) a big thing for the culture. Beenie and Bounty kicked off a few of them, and the chat section was thoroughly entertained and educated. Then came the Police who caused the event to pause for a few minutes. While I believe it was a part of the act to bring some authenticity to the event (Police will show up to your event, only for it to end shortly after due to noise complaints or other reasons), Beenie’s humorous and somewhat stern approach to the Officers during the event was heavily cheered on.

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We Salute @GrungGaadZilla On His Birthday With “The 5 Star General Playlist”!


First off, BIG UP BOUNTY KILLA! Today we salute the General on his 46th birthday. One of Dancehall’s legendary artists, Bounty has been the “Dancehall Daddy” for many of your favourites since the early 90’s. Last year we highlighted his involvement in the careers of many Artists, but this year we recognize him in the form of our latest Playlist! Linking up with Spotify, you can enjoy hours of hits, collaborations, and songs you may have forgotten. No long talking, big up Grung Gad. Check out the Playlist below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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@GrungGaadZilla: The Modern Day “Dancehall Daddy”!


In this post we pay tribute to the 5 Star General because…we have to give people flowers while they can still smell them. Bless up Bounty!

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Rodney Price, more popularly known as Bounty Killa, could be easily called the “Godfather of Dancehall” or the “The Modern Day Dancehall Daddy” based on his musical family tree. His Alliance Music Group started out of Killa’s love for music, which in return gave some of the best Dancehall acts the world has ever seen, namely Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Kiprich, Bling Dawg, and Aidonia. Outside of his group however, he also introduced us to many others including Spice, Twin of Twins, Cham, and Elephant Man (he was first discovered with his “Scare Dem Crew” members in the mid 90s). In 2011 Bounty made another addition by forming the Alliance Next Generation (A.N.G.) which gave us Iyara, Patexx, Marlon Binns, Kalado, Bridgez, Nymron, Assailant, K-Queens, Prince Pin, Dadda, Venon, Askel, Boom Steppa, 300 and many others. Bounty also lent his ear to Production labels like Pay Day Music, Echo One Productions, and DASECA Music (which is responsible for acts like Serani, Bugle, Dexta Daps, and Raine Seville). The list of names however, continues to grow.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @GrungGaadZilla


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A veteran in Dancehall music, Bounty Killa has seen it all and done it all. Recently he had a conversation with Winford Williams and discussed a few things. Accompanied by Anarchie, he spoke about new music, his absence from Reggae Sumfest, walking a new path, bouncing back from a drought, his Instagram comment about Vybz Kartel, his thoughts on Aidonia’s recent comments, his feud with Mavado, welcoming Tommy Lee Sparta’s recent gesture, his issue with Tony Matterhorn, ending feuds with Beenie Man and their roles as Dancehall vets, his son Major Myjah, wanting his Visa back and more. Always a great segment when Bounty touches the Onstage set. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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NEW MUSIC: @KingBeenieMan x @GrungGaadZilla – Legendary


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History has been made as two Deejays that have feuded and made up over the years have finally recorded their first song together. Those artists are Bounty Killa and Beenie Man with their single, “Legendary“. Produced by Esco for StarStruck Records, we hear the veteran artists dropping some legendary lyrics and showing that after all these years, they still have have what it takes when it comes to Dancehall music. An interesting single here and this is something that will have fans asking, “What took y’all so long?“. After many feuds and make ups, I hope they can go as far as making a full collaborative project. No more beef please. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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MUSIC: @IAmWill x @CodyWise – Birthday


10314560_635749003168565_5558876161485573337_nToday’s new music comes from Pop artists Will.I.Am and Cody Wise with a little twist. Titled “Birthday” and produced by Will.I.Am and Damien LeRoy, this features samples from Jamaica’s own Aidonia (Fi Di Jockey) and Bounty Killa. The song is basically a feel good song that promotes living life to the fullest all the time and celebrating it like it’s your birthday. Sounds like a hit to me here and it’s very interesting to hear Dancehall being sampled in this. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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